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January 24, 2011   Email to Friend 

BROTHERS JOINS NATIONAL POULTRY TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
January 24, 2011

Dennis Brothers
AUBURN, Ala. -- Dennis Brothers of Oneonta has joined the staff of the National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University. As a poultry housing specialist, he will serve poultry growers and managers across the state of Alabama.

An Auburn graduate with bachelor's and master's degrees, Brothers brings more than 10 years of industry expertise to the job, having been employed by Alfa Insurance as a poultry house claims adjuster, Gold Kist Poultry and the Alabama Farmers Cooperative. He will lead NPTC educational and technical programs on a statewide basis to improve profitability and sustainability of Alabama's poultry growers by adoption of new technologies to improve energy and production efficiencies.

The mission of the National Poultry Technology Center, which was formed in 2008, is to Improve bottom line profitability of the live production sector of the Alabama poultry industry through timely applied research and education that contribute to increased efficiencies in housing, equipment, energy and environmental control.

The poultry industry has more than a $10 billion economic impact on the state of Alabama. In addition, some 80,000 people are employed by the poultry industry statewide. It is estimated that there are more than 11,000 poultry houses in production in Alabama.

Brothers can be reached at brothers@auburn.edu or (205) 456-0414. More information on the National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University can be found at www.PoultryHouse.com.


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